These dear friends of mine are getting so close to meeting their sweet Hazel girl any day now, but very possibly today! I LOVED how this session turned out. So dreamy and beautiful. I mean, Christopher was serenading his ladies with some Lumineers tunes, does it get any better?
Happy Wednesday, friends. I'm feeling pretty energized and refreshed this morning. I just took a couple days to evaluate my routines and brainstorm how to make my days more intentional and full of good things. It feels like a new year to me, nothing like a clean slate and fresh start in the middle of April :)
-I'm adding in The 5 Minute Journal into my morning and evening routine as a way to add more gratitude and intention into my everyday.
-I'm going to cut down on tv time. This is a big one, it's such a problem in the winter when it's cold and dark all the time. With the days getting longer, I'm hoping to spend more time outside with friends and neighbors and less time in front of the television.
-I'm going to read more (or listen to audiobooks because it's so much easier with a little one in the house)
-Limit my phone and social media time, especially around people and at night. It's such an attention suck and and I want my attention to be devoted to my loved ones right in front of me.
Those are just a few of my goals. Anyone else have any life-bettering goals or routines they want to share?? I'm all ears!
Ahem, back to this blog post. I'm so excited about these images. I had such a fun time third wheeling with these two in the forest a couple weeks ago. They are so at ease with each other and a joy to be around. Hiking around in the woods is one of my favorite things and it was a treat to be back on one of my favorite trails documenting these two and their sweet relationship.
Heyo! It's only been a couple YEARS since I've posted on my blog, yikes! It was one of my resolutions to change that. Seeing as how it's now March, I thought I would do something about it. I'm hoping for the snowball effect, like from Dave Ramsey's debt snowball. If I just get started, I'll build some momentum and hopefully post more and more. Because, my style has evolved and changed quite a bit in the past two years and I want to keep this space current and fresh with what I'm actually shooting these days.
So here are some sweet pictures from a newborn shoot I did recently for these neighbors turned friends. Queue all the heart eye emojis..
Ashley and I go way back. She and I have known each other since elementary school and our parents lived a quarter mile away. I always think of taking the bus together and playing around the neighborhood after school. Oh goodness, does that feel like so long ago! We had lost touch over the years and was so excited when she messaged me out of the blue telling me about her amazing fiancé and how she wanted to take some engagement pictures at their house on Bainbridge Island. It was so fun to meet her fiancé Jim and catch up on the last, oh decade or so of life.
Ashley and Jim are a wonderful match and it was so much fun to document their love and relationship. Congratulations you guys! I can't wait for your wedding in July!
It is amazing to me what can change in one year and how fast babies grow into toddlers. I did a shoot with Karyn, Noel and their daughter Fable when she was one year old. You can see the overwhelming cuteness here. Fable was so little, not yet walking and completely fascinated by the fall leaves and a year later, she's grown so much (so tall!) and could hardly be kept in one place for long and still fascinated by leaves and nature. That's one thing I love about this work, watching families grow. Growing from couples to couples and a baby bump to couples with a baby and then a toddler and then another babe. It's a beautiful thing and I'm blessed to be a witness.
Karyn and Noel, you are raising one amazing little lady. I love her curiosity for life and sense of adventure. What a treat she is.